Allen Parish Newsletter 21st May 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter

21st May, 2017
Fr. Willie Byrne P.P. (045) 860135
Fr. Eddie Kavanagh C.C. (045) 890559
Parish Office (045) 450501

Novena in honour of Our Lady of Fatima
St. Brigid’s Church, Milltown
Monday 5th June to Friday 9th June
at 7.30pm each evening
All are very welcome.

Petitions to our Lady of Fatima
If anyone has petitions to Our Lady of Fatima, these can be handed in to any of the three Churches before Sunday 28th May as our Pilgrimage departs on 1st June. (Please do not put money in or with the petitions).

Cry out with joy to God all the earth.

Monday 22nd May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Tuesday 23rd May
Milltown - 9.30am
Allen - 9.30am

Wednesday 24th May
Allen – 9.30am
Robertstown – 10.30am

Thursday 25th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Friday 26th May
Allenwood – 9.30am

Allen: Saturday 7.30pm
Joe Keely, Kilmeague
Peter & Christina Anderson, Allenwood Sth
James & Mary Reilly, Pluckerstown
Lay Reader: Sinéad Jacob
Eucharistic Minister: Anne Downey

Allen: Sunday 11am
Tom Sheridan, Ballyteague
Molly O’Brien, Cloncumber, Ballyteague
Lay Reader: Maurice Musgrave
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Jacob and Anita Hendy

Allenwood: Saturday 6.30pm
Elizabeth McDonagh, Allenwood North
Thomas (Todd) Aungier, Allenwood Sth
John & Peg Judge, Allenwood
Lay Reader: Fiona McManamon
Eucharistic Minister: Larry Malone

Allenwood: Sunday 10am
John Kelly, Robertstown
Lay Reader: Johnny O’Callaghan
Eucharistic Minister: Shane O’Reilly

Milltown: Sunday 9.30am
Joseph Slicker, Blakestown
Lay Reader: Clíodhna Malone
Eucharistic Minister: Bridie Dunney

Next Sunday’s Readings
Acts 1:1-11. Ps 4:2-3, 6-9, R/v6. Eph 1:17-23. Mt 28:16-20. Lect I: 549.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place on Mondays 11am to 3.30pm.

In Milltown Church Tuesday mornings 10am - 10.30am and Thursday evenings 7pm - 8pm.
In Allen Church on Tuesday mornings 10am – 11am, Wednesday mornings 10am - 11am and Friday evenings 7pm - 8pm.
In Allenwood Church on Friday mornings after 9.30am Mass.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every two weeks.
Allenwood Sunday 28th May at 11am
Milltown Saturday 10th June at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 25th June at 12 noon
Allenwood Sunday 9th July at 11am
Milltown Saturday 22nd July at 12 noon
Allen Sunday 6th August at 12 noon
Contact the Parish Office at 045-450501at least two weeks in advance.

“Those who die in grace go but to God and God is very near”

We remember in our prayers

Brendan Tiernan, Lumville, The Curragh, whose funeral took place in Milltown on Thursday.

Rose Reidy (nee Byrne), Robertstown West, whose funeral took place in Allen on Saturday.

May they rest in peace.


Allen – Friday 7th July at 7.30pm.
Crosspatrick – Friday 14th July at 7.30pm.
Milltown – Friday 21st July at 7.30pm.

ALLEN YOUTH CLUB AGM takes place on Friday 26th May at 9.15pm.

15th May, 2017

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SIX Match 3 Winners
€42 each
Biddy Moore, Allenwood Southy
Paudie Price, Robertstown
Kodie Sullivan c/o C. Keely
Jim Sexton c/o Sham
Margaret & Paddy Dunne c/o M. Walsh
The Three Girls c/o M. Walsh

20th April/6th May (Two weeks)
Weekly Envelopes: €1,370.00
Very many thanks for your generous donations.

SOCIAL DANCING every Tuesday night at Sarsfields clubhouse in aid of Almas & Sr. Muriels Home for the Poor. Dancing starts at 9.30pm. Music Next Tues Night by “Double Up”. Adm €7.

The organisers of the KILDARE CRAFT SHOWCASE at McCauley Place, Naas wish to thank all who attended for their support. The day was a great success.


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NO Match 3 Winners
3 x €50
Teresa Heffernan, New Road
Angela Mangan, Clane
Josie Fitzgerald c/o DCC
No Jackpot Winner
Next week’s Jackpot € 1,500

Congratulations to all the children in the Parish who have recently received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.
Many thanks to the parents, leaders and teachers who helped to prepare the children for the Sacrament and also to the choir for the beautiful singing on the day.
May God Bless all our children and keep them safe.

Kildare and Leighlin
Annual Diocesan Collection
for our
Retired Priests
takes place
27th/28th May 2017

Please give generously to
continue our support
of our Retired Priests.
Thank you.

The boys lost 4-1 to Coill Dubh on Wednesday. Away to Monread on Saturday at 7.30pm in the Amenities Centre, Leixlip. The club would like to thank Kitty Fitzpatrick of Loughmore Stables for sponsoring our new soccer kit.

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Last week was not a good one from the football side of things losing the Junior Championship to Ballymore  on Friday week last and losing the league match on Wednesday to Rheban .
Senior Football League Div. 4 . At home to Kilcullen on Saturday next at 6 p.m.
Robertstown Club Draw in association with Club Kildare . 1 st. Draw on Friday next . Please return all tickets to Peter Hogarty immediately. Best of Luck in the Draw. Astro- Turf Pitch: available to all Clubs and Groups and for Children's Birthday Parties , For bookings contact Tara Moran 085/7317697. Parish Lotto: Tickets at € 1.50 each available from our many Promoters and from the Shops and Post Office in Robertstown . Monday Jackpot €5,500. Bonus Ball: This is run in Mullaney's and for a stake of €2 you could win €48. Congratulations and Best Wishes to all the Robertstown Children who received their 1st Holy Communion.

Seniors play Ballyteague away Saturday at 7.30pm. Membership overdue for 2017. Allenwood club draw in association with Club Kildare tickets on sale now available from any committee member. Tickets priced at €100 each or €25 per month with four draws starting May 2017. 1st prize Renault Clio or €12,000, 2nd €3,000, 3rd €1,000, 4th €1,000 5th €500 6th €500, 7th-16th €100 each. First draw takes place May 26th. Mental Health Awareness: There will be a Mental Health Awareness evening in Newbridge Town Hall Friday May 26th at 7.30pm. All members welcome to attend Tickets cost €5 for ticket contact Christine Murray 087 1323281, Marie Clancy 087 9044156, JJ Walsh 087 2071054, John McCarthy 087 2203608.
Gym: Our Gym is open. For more info contact Celine McNamee at 087-2518114. Lotto tickets are on sale at a cost of €1.50 per ticket. Please support. Bingo every Wednesday 8.30pm in Allenwood GAA hall. Clothes collection continues. Clothes may be brought to the GAA between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday. Underage training Fridays from 7pm -8pm. Disco May 26th 8pm-11pm. €5.

Our U12's and U14's are training away and are preforming well in league games. Senior Championship commences at the end of June good luck to our two teams participating. Registration for players expires at the end of May, please make sure your daughter is re-registered before that date. Reminder to all parents, guardians and supporters if you wish to become a member of our club cost €10, please contact any committee member.

Two CE scheme vacancies: Vacancy 1 – Groundskeeper. Applicant must be able to drive a tractor for this position. Vacancy 2 – Caretaker. Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Job Reference Number will be required.
Our U14's are in action this morning at home to Castledermot at 10.30. Please support.
On Sunday morning last history was made in the club when our under 12 lads won the Division 1 final against a very strong Castlemitchell side with a score of 3-09 to 1-08. This is the first time the club have won a division 1 title with the lads section (the u13 girls won in 2013). A huge congratulations to the players who put their heart and soul into the game, the mentors and all the supporters. There was a great turnout from the village.
Our 14 lads had a great win over Abbey Rangers on Wednesday night with a score of 3-6 to 2-6. Our u10's were in action at home on Tuesday against Rathangan and play some great football. Two of our county players were in action at the weekend. Congratulations to Lauren Murtagh and the Kildare U16's who beat Offaly to win the Leinster Championship with a score of 3-15 to 2-5 and Congratulations also to Jimmy O'Neill with the Kildare U15 boys who beat Meath in Newbridge with a score of Kildare 0-17 to Meath 1-6. Congratulations to our Kildare GAA Club Draw Early Bird Winners: Milltown €500 O'Neills voucher. If you want to get a ticket for the draw for chance to win a Renault car each month for 4 months, please contact Timmy Cullen this week. Looking for volunteers to help sell club lotto tickets, if you can spare a couple of hours a month, please contact Ronan Byrne.

All Ireland Turf Footing Championships and Country Fair will take place on June 11th this year. We are asking any members who would be willing to donate bottles to the bottle stall to please hand these in to any committee member.
Well done to the Seniors who beat Sallins in the first round of the Intermediate Championship.
Tickets for Ballyteague Club Draw in association with Kildare GAA are available from Brian 0868316381 Marie 0862258002 Padraig 0863193574 or Frank 0862728644. There are 16 prizes to be won each month. Tickets can be purchased over 4 months at €25 per month or €100 for the year. Please support!